Da Nang

We visit Da Nang a few times over the course of our final week in Vietnam. Firstly as an evening out and a day trip while we are staying in Hoi An, and we then stay two nights in Da Nang before our flight home. I like Da Nang. It is equal parts fishing village,…

Buon Ma Thuot

On paper, Buon Ma Thuot provides no reason to linger. Yet we manage to enjoy three awesome nights using it as a base for explorations to Dray Nur and Lake Ea Kao. The city was more than just a place to sleep: it’s too full of life for that. Night lights Arriving in the evening…

Ho Chi Minh City

As the cheapest city to fly into, we use HCMC as our gateway to Vietnam. Two nights is all we stay, wanting to have more time in the mountains. The city is chaotic and noisy. I love it immediately, being something of a fan of the cities everyone loves to hate. Shortly after we arrive…

Kuala Lumpur

We’re on our way to Vietnam flying Air Asia with a two night stopover in Kuala Lumpur. Arriving it feels almost like we are reuniting with an old friend; so regularly have we stopped here. For this stopover we keep the sightseeing to a minimum and just have some fun. Food street Bukit Binang is…

Coromandel beaches

Whitianga Whitianga is a seaside town tucked into a deep bay protected by small rocky islands. It’s the perfect place to wander along the waterfront enjoying the serenity. It’s only about 21’C but feels almost summery as we explore the beach. Flaxmill Bay and Shakespeare Cliff Flaxmill Bay is quiet and small. There’s an over…

Whanganui

A sliver of sunshine filters through the clouds. It seems almost surreal after the rain and cyclonic weather that has been floating around. Whanganui River Road We head up to the Whanganui River Road. We’ve heard it’s beautiful and the river is the town’s biggest draw card. The tip was true and the Whanganui River…

Kuala Lumpur

We have a two-day stopover in Kuala Lumpur en route to Cambodia. It’s a chance to eat good food, watch movies, get a massage and check out some tourist sites.¬†Walking the city allows us a fine reintroduction to this magnificent city. It’s a visual delight of colour and chaos, a cacophony of scooters and construction,…